Winged smiles

@sallypup (25907)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 21, 2017 7:14pm CST
Down to the little horse, rain pelting me. Not super hard rain but enough to leave me saturated. I clipped some snacks for him then back to the house. Peeping stopped me in my tracks as I headed in through the front wooden gate. I looked around, no longer intent on my business. I realized that little girl finches were feeding on the bent, seed laden sunflowers, by the shed. I leave those summer remnants for any hungry bird who happens by. I wished her and her kind well as I made my way to the dryer house. She'd reminded me whose place our Dunne Alba really belongs to.
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@ricki_911 (18778)
• Toronto, Ontario
22 Oct
I love watching the birds ans listening go them.
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@celticeagle (116758)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct
I see several different types of birds in my back yard tree.
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@rebelann (37929)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
I've been getting a whole lot of small sparrow like birds feasting on the now dried up black eyed susans, they were so chirpy a couple mornings ago but they've already eaten the lions share of seeds.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@rebelann You would love it when my crazy dogs jump and bark at the innocent sparrow tribes in the rosebush.
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@rebelann (37929)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct
That can be funny but I always end up feelin sorry for the birds @sallypup
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@rebelann I know. I tell the pups to leave the little guys alone.
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@GardenGerty (95779)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Oct
I have loved it when I had sunflowers for the birds. Maybe I can do it next year as well.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@GardenGerty That's a nice goal for the oncoming year!
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@GardenGerty (95779)
• Marion, Kansas
22 Oct
@sallypup I have some seeds on hand, I hope that they are still good.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@GardenGerty They probably are, so long as they are not moldy or wet.
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@dodoazo (16296)
• Philippines
22 Oct
How I wish I lived in the woods to listen to the different sounds of the birds made. There's no woods or forest in the place where I live. If I want to see them I have to go to the mountain and it's too far to travel.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@dodoazo You live in the big city then? I'm sorry.
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@dodoazo (16296)
• Philippines
22 Oct
@sallypup nope! Ours is a small city. It's a 3rd class.
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@andriaperry (43926)
• United States
22 Oct
I love by the woods, I see SOOOO many birds.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@andriaperry I imagine you do. What trees are in your woods?
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@kobesbuddy (37025)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Oct
This touched my heart, I love finches and most other birds, also. We feed the wild animals, that come around, also.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@kokesbuddy I'm glad you are touched. The only food that I refuse to give the wild ones are the hens. We have wire over them and around them or they would be somebody's dinner.
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@kobesbuddy (37025)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Oct
@sallypup My daughter's were free to run all over their yard. A neighbor dog killed three of them!:(
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@kobesbuddy That's just horrible. I'm sorry.
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
I have had a whole flock of finches inhaling my bird seed the last few weeks. Yesterday, I glanced out the window to see a Cooper's Hawk perched on my pole where the feeders hang.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic Easy pickings for that hawk!
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• Eugene, Oregon
22 Oct
@sallypup Yes, but they have to eat too.
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@sallypup (25907)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Oct
@JamesHxstatic When we lived in town, we fed the finches. One afternoon I saw a gorgeous hawk perch on our copper arch, goldfinch in his talons. The cycle of life.
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@jstory07 (64313)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Oct
That is neat when their are birds around. There are always some around here.
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@JudyEv (116384)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
I'm always on the lookout for little birds. We have a lot of them here.
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